california style

southern california is one of the greatest loves of my life.  i’ve mentioned it before but lately it’s all that has been on my mind.  my father is from california, my parents met and fell in love in california, my grandparents lived almost their entire lives in california.  some of my favorite, happiest memories are in/of california.  and i’ve set my sights on california.

i’ve threatened it for years – packing my bags and heading to the west, never to return.  amid cries from my parents that it is too far away, that i won’t be happy, that it is too shallow, that it isn’t what it used to be, i have put my dreams on the back burner.  but now i’m at the precipice of change in my life.  i’m at the edge of the rest of my life.  i’m ready to make a decision and really let myself be free, doing and seeing what i want, being who i want.  not that i’m not already but you know what i mean…

so i’ve made a decision.  at this time next year, i will be there.  maybe it’s la, san diego, laguna, the side of the road, i’m not sure.  but i will be there.  and for now, here’s what’s inspiring me to keep working towards my dreams.

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couldn’t resist throwing in a little stevie 😉

images from pinterest (check me out @babybohemian) and free people

california style